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We’ve Moved!

Last Sunday was the big move day and thanks to a bunch of friends it went smoothly. A long, but successful day. This week we settle into the new space and next week the Doggie Day Care opens!
Stop by, say hi and check it out!

Moving Out

Moving out of Maple Ridge Plaza

Grooming Room

First stop for many of the items moved as the new Grooming room.

Setting up the new store

The new store is starting to look like a real store.

Approved for Occupancy

Yesterday we received the official notification that we were approved for occupancy in the new store building! The last couple months have been filled with getting the details finished. Here are some pictures of the progress.

Work on the check out counter continues. Ray created a nice design detail for the corner ledge.

Work on the check out counter continues. Ray created a nice design detail for the corner ledge.

The back door from the second floor now has both stairs and a ramp.

The back door from the second floor now has both stairs and a ramp.

The interior staircase gets the first coat of poly.

The interior staircase gets the first coat of poly.

The Dog Wild sign goes on the front of the building.

The Dog Wild sign goes on the front of the building.

Of Siding and Dry Wall

Siding-in-FrontThe siding on the new store building was finished in February. As you all know, there was a number of days the crew couldn’t work outside due to the extreme cold, but they got it done!

I’m so glad Ray put the first coat of paint on the siding before it went up. It still needs another coat of paint, but even with just one coat it makes it look closer to being finished.

While the outside is starting to look complete, there is still a lot of work to do inside the store. Ray’s been working hard on all the dry wall work. First putting it up, and then mudding and taping and mudding and taping, three coats and then it will be ready for sanding. Ray hates sanding.

Dry-Wall-in-StoreHere’s a couple pictures of the dry wall going into place in the new store. The first photo is of the left side of the store if you are standing at the front door. This is where the dog food section will be. The opening at the back is for the storage room.

Dry-Wall-in-Store-2

The second picture was taken from the front right corner of the store. In this view you can see the register area that will be under the stairs that go up to the upper level.

 

Weather Tight

Work continues on the new Dog Wild store building. In the past few weeks, all the doors and windows have been installed, so the building is weather tight for the winter.

Store-w-Windows

On the inside, all the electrical rough wiring has been complete and all of the insulation has been installed. The inspection is complete, so the next step is covering the ceiling and walls with drywall.

2nd-Fl-Insullation

While we can put the drywall up without heat in the building, we won’t be able to tape and mud anything until we can warm up the space. The good news is that Norton’s is due to come in this week to install the boiler and get everything hooked up.

On the outside of the building, the next step is to install the siding. That will happen when our contractor gets freed up from some other projects, but in the meantime we put one coat of paint on everything to give it a head start. We’ll give it all another coat in the spring when the weather warms up.

Siding-pntd

Footings First

Another step forward yesterday with the rebar getting set and the foundation footings  for the new store building being poured.

Footings

Concrete footings for the new store building

A special thank you to the guys from Porter’s Excavating and Concrete for hanging around for two hours waiting for the concrete truck to show up!

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Kudos to Porter’s crew.